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TTP Sacks Sheikh Maqbool and Appoints New Spokesperson


The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson, known by the pseudonym Shahidullah Shahid, has reportedly been sacked and replaced, according to TTP’s website. The man behind the pseudonym, Abu Omar Sheikh Maqbool has been removed from his position as the spokesperson, and the news has been made public because Sheikh Maqbool has allegedly been using the name […]

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for attack on senior army officers


Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the Sunday roadside attack that killed two senior officers of Pakistan’s army and another soldier in Khyber Pakhtunkha. The Improvised Explosive Device hit vehicle of the army officers in Upper Dir district, the army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa said.   “Maj Gen Sanaullah  and Lt Col Tauseef embraced shahdat […]

Pakistani Taliban set free eight kidnapped gov’t employees

Pakistani Taliban on Saturday released eight government employees, who were kidnapped nearly one year ago, at a time when the militants and the government are set to hold peace talks, officials and Taliban leaders said.   The freed men had been working on a dam project in South Waziristan tribal region when they were kidnapped […]

TTP deeply divided over dialogue with gov’t

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is deeply divided over the issue of talks with the PML-N government as the group’s leaders have come up with contradictory statements last over the past few days. The government is also in a mess over the Taliban talks issue as Information Minister, Pervez Rashid says talks have started with the Taliban […]

Pakistani Taliban face rift over gov’t peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban face rift over the issue of talks with the government as the central chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, has sacked a senior leader after he expressed willingness to talk to the government.  Astmatullah Muavia, senior leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and chief of the faction in Punjab province, welcomed the dialogue offer by Prime Minister Nawaz […]

13 die as security forces clear D I Khan prison after Taliban attack

Thirteen people were killed when a large number of heavily armed Taliban militants attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late Monday night. According to Commissioner Dera Ismail Khan Mushtaq Jadoon‚ those killed include four policemen‚ four prisoners and five civilians. He said several militants were also killed in the encounter. The Commissioner said 30 […]


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